Robert Lee

about 1687–1733 (Age 46)
Bideford, Devon, England

The Life of Robert

When Robert Lee was born about 1687, in Bideford, Devon, England, his father, F. William Lee, was 37 and his mother, Mary Marvin, was 37. He married Susanna Prust on 7 April 1713, in Bideford, Devon, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1733, in Hempstead, Queens, New York Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 46.

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Robert Lee
Susanna Prust
Marriage: 7 April 1713
William Lee
Samuel Lee
Margaret Lee

Spouse and Children


    Susanna Prust


7 April 1713
Bideford, Devon, England


Parents and Siblings




    Joseph Lee



    John Lee


    William Lee


+9 More Children

World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 1

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.
1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 33

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land, Middle English lee, lea, from Old English lēa, dative case (used after a preposition) of lēah, which originally meant ‘wood’ or ‘glade’.2 English: habitational name from any of the many places named with Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, as for example Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.3 Irish: reduced Americanized form of Ó Laoidhigh ‘descendant of Laoidheach’, a personal name derived from laoidh ‘poem’, ‘song’ (originally a byname for a poet).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Robert Leo in entry for Samuel Leo, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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